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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 17 March 2010

After reading the reviews of Anbabnega it sounded like paradise. Far from it. After the three hour drive from Panama City we arrived at the pier built on a beach covered with garbage. We arrived at the lodge for our breakfast of velveeta cheese sandwiches and half a hotdog. You can't swim from the Lodge because of the cleanliness of...

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At Anbabnega Lodge we strive to introduce our guests to the Kuna culture and to give them the opportuntity to enjoy the beauty of Kuna Yala, while respecting the Kuna people and their way of life. The hotel is located within a Kuna village where the people are living as they have for hundreds of years with little influence from...

petaluma
Reviewed 17 March 2010

The highlight of this trip was the 3 hour ride through the rain forest then the nightmare began.We piled into narrow leaking wood boats and began our 30 min.ride to Anbabnega lodge, as we got closer to our destination I could not beleive my eyes it looked like Hattie after the quake.We laughed thinking Col. kuurtz from Apocalypse was going...

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Panama
Reviewed 13 March 2010

Let me start by saying that if you are thinking of going to San Blas, you will not find any 5-star luxury hotels, but this is definitely a very nice lodge with excellent accommodations for the conditions and very friendly staff. I went there with my husband (who will be writing his own review). When we went, the weather was...

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Tahoe
Reviewed 10 March 2010

That should be a title from a Michener novel...as it was just a 30 hour adventure for a group of friends. We had planned to stay an additional night, and explore more of the surrounding islands. The windy weather in rough waters did not appeal to our sense of safety on a flimsy long leaky boat, especially if we had...

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CT
Reviewed 26 February 2010

We spent 5 nights at Anbabnega in Feb. and I can't rave enough about our experience. Everyone is so friendly and helpful it took some getting used to! Marcela was so helpful, even before the trip started! She was kind enough to call and help me arrange transport from Panama City to the island. She went above and beyond the...

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dallas
Reviewed 4 February 2010

if you want adventure and isolation, this is the place to be.......the jeep ride is an adventure in itself. people at the lodge is always on time unlike the city people from panama and very friendly... especially marcela, the owner, if you get to meet her. marcela is fluent in english, spanish, and the dialect of the kunas.....the meals were...

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businessfalcon
Reviewed 19 January 2010

This is a perfect place to get away from it all. I am usually bombarded by phone calls anytime I go on vacation from home to Paris to Hong Kong to Australia. This would rate as one of my top 3 vacation spots in the world to relax and get some bonding time with that special person in your life....

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phoenix, az
Reviewed 2 March 2009

This place is like living in a National Geographic video! The Kuna Indians are hospitable and kind- the islands are truly paradise-lost. Bring lots of dollars because you get charged $5 to enter onto Kuna land; $2 once you get to where your boat picks you up; $2+ for the boat ride to your island; and usually $2 for every...

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Anbabnega Lodge is a beautiful 10-room eco-friendly hotel nestled on an island inhabited by Kuna Indians, living as they have for hundreds of years. The structure was built by the Kuna people using traditional materials, but has the conveniences of running water (showers/toilets) and solar powered lighting. Three delicious meals and daily trips to see other beautiful islands are included in our prices. We have staff that speaks English, Spanish, French, and Kuna. Anbabnega Lodge is not a five star resort! We provide basic comforts and the opportunity to explore the beautiful islands of Kuna Yala while also experiencing Kuna life and culture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anbabnega Lodge

Address: 85027, Panama
Region: Panama > Guna Yala Region > San Blas Islands > Carti Tupile
Price Range: $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Anbabnega Hotel Carti Tupile
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